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tell you that chairman john conyers later said he was a fan of cobairs and if he didn't have campaign due back at home in the state of michigan, he would attend a rally that cobair plans to hold on the national mall in late october, and we have all the testimony and the laughs on www.myfoxdc.com. >>> a vigil is getting underway at this hour for a prince georges county woman struck and killed by a car and that victim was running for u.s. senate. maureen umeh has more. >> reporter: they want this vigil to be a celebration of her life. let me step out of the way and you can see how many people are gathering in the parking lot to honor her life, 30 years old and a force to be a lead in the county and state. taking the lead at the university of miami to run as a green party candidate for senate and look at the video. a tragic scene. her dreams cut short early sunday morning when she was hit by an suv while riding her bike on route 202. she was training for a triathalon and the mother was concerned about the length of -- in this this area. police say a suv hit her and failed to stop at the
much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert's testimony -- if you want to call it that -- and reaction from one republican congressman who was not happy. he'll be here live. fox news alert, folks. within the last two hours eric shawn, our own eric shawn, sat down for an exclusive and sometimes combative interview with, arguably, the most hated person in new york city right now. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. eric joins us now with the fascinating details. hi, eric. >> reporter: hi, megyn, how are you? he said in this interview which was wide-ranging, yes, combative and also spirited that the world is free not to believe iran when it comes to their nuclear program. of course, he again denied that iran is trying to get a nuclear bomb. i also asked him about his controversial comments about 9/11. yesterday at the united nations general assembly
with what happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm theme do so. >> that is correct. >>s that fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you've been doing this as long as i have. watching the 24/7 news cycle infect congress and now it's sort of has gone to a level where an actor or comedian decides to go in character on capitol hill. what did we witness today? >> well, i really think that was the sticking point right there. we've seen celebrities parade up in congress. kevin costner was there recently. talking about coast guard issues. they're in and out of that place all the time. but for colbert to be there in character was really taking this to an entirely new level and a really bizarre level. i think what they were trying to do and you have to give them credit, they were trying to get attention, the c
severely? john conyers -- think about what he has done and what he represents. there is crime in detroit. there is crime in chicago. there is crime in los angeles. there's crime in which again, d.c. that you prevent it? you prevent it by intervening early. you give people a chance. what you are doing is to try and change the paradigm. my organization wrote a report for bobby scott. our report sends a message. it is called "no more children left behind." there's no ambiguity about it. it is in acclamation of what we have to have. no more children left behind bars. that report tells us that intervention and treatment for the prescription that we need, not punishment and imprisonment. we have to turn it around. why is -- why are we winning this battle now? i go to my home state of california and what do i see? thousands of people are being released from prison. was there any epiphany saying that we should not punish people? no. they cannot afford to lock people up anymore. it does not cost productive. they have to release people not because -- they had to release people because they cannot
happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here on interpretation. >> that is correct. >> that is fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you have been watching the 24/7 news cycle infect congress, and now it's sort of where it has gone to a level where an actor or comedian decides to go in character on capitol hill. what did we witness today? >> well, i really think that was the sticking point right there. kevin costner was there recently. talking about coast guard issues. they're in and out of that place all the time. but for colbert to be there in character was really taking this to an entirely new level and a really bizarre level at that. i think what they were trying to do and you have to give them credit, they were trying to get attention, the chairwoman was trying to ge
thing. i'm surprised they sat there and allowed him to do so. congressman john conyers didn't want it to go forward. there was a moment it was very strange. apparently he was invited in by the chairperson of the committee and it moved forward. tamron, it sets the stage for what's to come. october 30th, this rally where jon stewart and stephen colbert get together, the angry middle of the country, who knows what lies around the bend. >> i want to read what a republican out of utah said about colbert testifying. what a joke. all the serious issues we have and we have colbert as an expert witness. >> very predictable. i'm sure many are hearing you read the words and saying hell yes. me, i laughed when i heard them. it was a very well done routine. it was five minutes. on your job when somebody shows up with a balloon or a stripper because it's somebody's birthday -- >> where do you work? >> huh? >> where do you work? >> msnbc. it was a moment of levity for the congress. let them have one. >> i want to play another clip from colbert e testifying at the hearing. let's play it. >> do you
john conyers asked him to leave the room so they could get on with the rest of the witnesses. but the subcommittee chairman who had invited colbert recommended that he stay and could notti icon said that would be okay. >> it was no laughing matter where they convi the actor for the attempted murder. he is best known for his supporting role in the 40-year-old virgin. george lewis has more on the dramatic trial. ridn't take the jury very long to come back with bad news for actor shelley. >> we the jury in the above entitled cause find the defendant guilty of the crime of attempted rder. >> reporter: guilty of trying to kill kendra bebe who used to be his girlfriend and using a deadly weapon to assault beebe's male companion, david maldonado. >> reporter: t trial was fill with men of drama testimony. he claimed he was flailing wildly with a knife. >> back and forth. >> reporter trying to defend himself from an attack by maldonado when he stabbed beebe more than 20 times. >> his hand was behind his back. >> reporter: kendra broke down on the witness stand as she described the att
subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman. if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so i'm only here at her invitation. >> america's are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see that many americans have already started. >> do i get paid by the bean or the hour? >> by the hour. >> how many hours have i been working? >> about 12 minutes. >> ple
. >> not everybody was amused what kol bert had to say. john conyers asked him to leave his written testimony and then leave the room speierly. but colbert testified anyway because he was invited by the committee chairwoman. nancy pelosi was asked whether she thinks it was appropriate he testified. she said i think it's appropriate. he is an american and has a point of view and can bring attention to an important issue like immigration and jason hogette wrote me a great e-mail. he says as for this colbert appearance, would that hearing have gotten any attention from our national media or me without a celebrity showing up and playing on our star-struck natures? i thought it was a good point. breaking news here on lindsay lohan. the troubled starlet heading back to jail. she admitted on twitter last week she failed her drug test. the drug had no patience with it and warned her she would go back to jail and without any lectures she was handcuffed and led straight back to jail. we hear from nbc chris dunn ten welker who were in the courtroom and her parents were stunned by that turn of event. qui
. john conyers of michigan asked colbert to leave the hearing and let the real experts to testify. lofgren is co-chair and she told him he could stay. in one corner a 200-pound bear in the other this woman clutching this very zucchini the outcome of the epic match up next. and that stephen colbert testimony you just saw, you can catch the whole thing on foxnews.com. just click on the link toward the center of the home page. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay th mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear ♪ i le the wa
as he entered the meeting room. john conyers asked colbert to submit his opening statement in writing and leave. colbert deferred to lofgren the chairwoman for call. she said he should stay. conyers retracted his request and colbert delivered his opening remarks. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by guatemalan and served by venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. because my great grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. he did it because he killed a man back in ireland. that's the rumor, i don't know if that's true. i'd like to have 2have that stricken from the record. the number may increase in the near future, as i understand many democrats may be looking for work come november. this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. so what's the answer? i'm a free market guy. normally i would leave this to the invisible hand
and the chairman of the house committee, representative john conyers asked him to leave and then the woman who invited him there, said can't he stay and give his testimony, which was about the ten hours he spent picking fruit and the interview that he did with zoey, now he's being questioned by members of this committee after making his statement. well, she's asking the question, let's go back to that tape at the beginning of this hearing. >> congresswoman asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant farmworker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important issue. i hope my star power can bump this up to c-span1. as we heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist says that they are a necessary source of rou roughage. now, we all know there is a long tradition of great nations importing foreign worker
of the court briefs. we need friends of john conyers, you know, testimony. the other things we need to do is to, we need to make sure that people are made aware that the 14th amendment is under assault, and that means the bill of rights is under assault. and if they will go there, they will go to the ourth amendment. if they will go there they could go to the 13th amendment. nolikely, but they will go to other amendments. they certainly have repeatedly tried to pass amendments that circumscribe the first amendment. so whatever you can tell us to do, this is the dream team. and so, i want to now open up questions from the audience for the panelists to do we have a microphone? if not, if you say it i will repeat it. yes. no microphone? okay. >> i'm executive director and the government sector of t united states colored troops. to celebrate those of us who served in the civil war, and sisters. and i'm also chair of the d.c. regime. i have been in u.s. court of appeals right now gordon versus biden that started off a gordon versus cheney. to enforce the second section of the 14th amendment. it is t
and chairman john conyers, and we have the pleasure of welcoming you today to the panel on the history of the 14th amendment. we would like to start the panel today by introducing india juranmo who was in the 6 circuit who is a historian with respect to the 14th amendmt and his foundation supports education on the amendment as part of the civic understanding of all americans. i would like to give the podium to him and give us an outline of the keith exhibit. >> good morning. i'm i india juranmo. on today's panel marching towards justice of the 14th amendment of the u.s. constitution is being presented by the keith collection and congressman john thomas j.r.. today's panel congressmen rates the exhibit at pcp's annual legislative conference this weekend. the march towards justice exhibit is of the keith wall coection which was start as th central repository for our rican american legal history. this focuses on the 14th amendment to the u.s. constitution and the struggle to make the united states a true democracy. the 14th amendment was established in 1868, but it was not enforced for af
john conyers asking him to launch an investigation. that has not happened. i asked if they win in number is that going to happen. he says i don't care what happens in november, i'm going to keep pushing. i spoke with an officer there. he tpaoupbdz it interesting that the names have not been refield by the doj. that speaks volume. here is a letter that he sent to the commission in a general response to the allegation. he says since pw-blging theassistant attorney jenna cornerstone of my message to the entire division is that we must recommit the division to enforcing all the laws on the books that we are empowered to enforce and we must not pick and choose among them. there is no policy of celebrity tiff enforcement and our actions bear this out. now we wait to see if that congressional investigation is launched at some point in the future. megyn: the inspector general of the doj, glen fine is investigating some of these allegations which is a major about face. we'll see how his investigation turns out as well. shannon thanks so much. >> reporter: good to see you. megyn: likewis
question this. the actual chairman of this subcommittee, john conyers at the beginning said he appreciateds stephen colbert's attention to this issue, the celebrity he's bringing to the issue, but he said, please leave. >> i'm not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and 134i9 your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chair woman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the room, i would be happy to do so. i'm here at her invitation. >> thank you very much. >> i emphasized, that's the democratic chairman talking to the democratic subcommittee chair woman. she was not happy afterwards. he took it back after he heard the opening statement of the republican witness. this is a very interesting ride, and already is. it is about a serious topic, there's no question, and that topic is about legislation talked about here for years, and whether or not there should be legislation passed for illegal immigrant workers, migrant workers on farms to allow them to be here legally because many people, including many people on that panel say
to treated. finally congressman john conyers has been a warrior for decades. think about what he has done and what he represents. there is crime in detroit, crime in chicago, crime in new york, crime in los angeles, crime in washington d.c., yet how deeper than that? you prevented by intervening earlier. you do what bobby scott has done with the promise act. you try to change the paradigm. my institution wrote a report for bobby scott when the youth project was first being implemented. our report sent the message -- no more children left behind bars. there's no more ambiguity, it's an acclamation of what we have to have behind bars -- about what we have to have. it tells us that intervention and truman are the prescriptions we need, not punishment and imprisonment. we have to move from tough to smart. why are we winning this battle now? i go to my home state, california, and what uic? thousands of people are being released from prison now. was there an epiphany? they cannot afford to lock people up any more. it is not cost-productive. they have to release people not because they're saying
to -- >> john conyers knew. >> right. >> ridiculous. >> the committee invited him up there to look hip and get some publicity and they certainly got publicity. not so hip, though. john conyers, before mr. colbert even opened his mouth, he tried to derail it and he said you know what? you can go ahead and enter your testimony into the record. you don't have to read it. please leave now. and then there was kind of a little squabble and colbert said, well, i came. if she wants me to leave, i'll leave and she said, you know, let's talk about this and then conyers withdrew it. it was extraordinary that it was so uncomfortable. pelosi, however, disagrees with hoyer. she says this. of course, i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he comes before the committee. he has a point of view. he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration. >> uh-huh. you think this is funny? i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by a mexican and served by a venezuela in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> it's hysterical. >> not when you're talking about the most i
instead. >> by the way -- >> mockery of congress. >> well, john conyers once said something about not reading legislation and stuff. that was one of his finer moments, asking steven colbert to leave because most people now agree that was a stupid waste of time and people are saying they're not going to go on his show anymore specifically politicians they're coming to their senses the way in which the pieces are edited don't always make them look so great as the final product. >> you are so diplomatic. they sit down for two hours. >> i'm not diplomatic about this at all. >> they knock it down to three minutes and most of them end up looking really stupid. it's a statement called better known your district and a lot of congresspeople say this is an opportunity for me to be on national television. people get to know me, show my personality. i'm going to go do it. they're finally saying essentially to steven colbert, you're dead to me. >> that's exactly right. here's an example of that particular segment that's got not a lot of congressmen and women in trouble. here from 2008, a form
was communications director for john conyers. you cannot match the experience of working for a member of congress that's been around as long as john. it's not essential to go to graduate school. it cannot hurt, often times it helps. if you are going to an ivey league school, you can't beat the connections. civic engagement. everybody is not cut out for public office or working in the public sector. you see that often time when's people are out to get money. bringing people up. talking to high school students, meant yring students in your community where you attend college. i have only worked in public service. the obama campaign. my sense of purpose is in working on issues that really connect with people. there is nothing more important for an individual than their shelter. that is the sense of purpose i find in my current role. that's all i have. >> i took a different route. i did graduate school first and then i started working on the hill. there is one piece whether you want to be a public servant or elected official. there's a sacrifice there. the money will come. i'm a witness, it will come.
that even attempted to gain a hold of this thing was john conyers saying to submit his statement in writing. the chair of the committee said to make this a joke. what i am mostly disappointed in is that the republicans on the committee did not walk out. that would have made a statement. it was not worth it. the fact that stephen colbert work for one day in a field to show what migrant workers do, my god, i grew up working in farmer fields in wisconsin picking rocks. that is what you did when you are a high-school student and there were no other jobs. you picked rocks before the farmers would plow and plant. i could have, and testified and said what it was like to work and 100-degree temperatures. i had as much experience as stephen colbert did. that is not the kind of person that should be in front of our congress giving testimony host: you don't think he brought attention to the issue at least? caller: he made the congress looks stupid. there is enough attention on illegal immigration with our federal government suing the state of arizona over their immigration bill. there is plenty of att
of the court briefs. we need friends of john conyers, you know, testimony. the other things we need to do is t we need to make sure that peop are made aware that the 14th amendment is under assault, and that means the bill of rights is under assault. and if they will go there, they will go to the fourth amendment. if they will go there they could go to the 13th amendment. not likely, but they will go to other amendments. they certainly have repeedly tried to pass amendments that circumscribe the first amendment. so whatever you can tell us to do, this is the ream team. and so, i want to now open up questions from the audience for the panelists to do we have a microphone? if not, if you say it i will repeat it. yes. no microphone? okay. >> i'm executive director and the government sector of the united states colored toops. to celebrate those of us who served in the civil war, and sisters. and i'm also chair of the d.c. regime. i have been in u.s. court of appeals right now gordon versus biden that started off as gordon versus cheney. to enforce the second section of the 14th amendment. it is ta
was brilliant. i think that john conyers, the ranking democrat, really is very humorless. he tried to ban stephen when he was obviously going to be in character from giving testimony. if you watch c-span on a regular basis you see what a joke many of these committee hearings are anyway. so i think he did a great job. i predict he will bring more attention to this issue because it is a fact now. the pew research institute has issued its latest findings, one out of every seven agricultural workers in this country today is an undocumented immigrant. so he brings a real issue to the public in a humor russ way. satire has always been used in that way. jenna: he is covering his mouth. laughing --. >> reporter: trying to stay in character. jenna: we'll see if he returns again. one of the things we talked about tea party. tea party panel. the guy says i don't like the tea party. lynn asks do you feel you underestimated tea party movement in the other days? >> jen, i like to, had my 40th anniversary and point out all the things i did right. no doubt i missed the tea party phenomenon when that tsun
wanted to say when i started these caucus things, john conyer used to sit up here, he would end up moderating the whole thing, so i'm not used to john not moderating or congressman scott too. anyway, since the dean told you about the history of howard university, i do want to say i have a new bk coming out in october called "power and words". it's president obama's speeches firstime he ran for senate and why they did everything at they did which you mit find interesting. it's coming out in october. i do not believe dean or unless it was ken, one of you said it, that he would have been surprised by somebody trying to use the 14th amendment for whatever they tried to use it for today. i don't think -- i think they had an awareness that people use constitutional amendments and law for whatever they can. i did know thurgood,ut i don't think he would have been surprised about that. it's one of the this you expect as life goes on. it's there, and as miller said, not only negroes use it, anybody can use it. what i wanted to say about the citizenship issue is that subject to a jurisdiction
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